The Pacific Research Fellowships are offered through a competitive process to academic researchers from Melanesia, the wider Pacific and Timor-Leste for a period of 12-18 months to conduct a program of research and writing at the ANU.
The Fellowships are especially designed to provide established academics with the time and space to write away from busy teaching and administrative schedules at their home institution.
As well as being expected to publish their research in academic forums and DPA publication series, the Pacific Research Fellows are required to present their research to academic and policy audiences in Canberra through seminars, conference presentations and briefings.
While based at DPA, Pacific Research Fellows work along side some of the world’s foremost scholars of Melanesia, the wider Pacific and Timor Leste, establishing links and developing collaborative research projects.
I have been enriched by the extended exposure to the daily academic life of ANU and interaction with colleagues. Given the Australian National University’s vibrant research and teaching culture as well as its concern with work-life balance, it has been very enriching. Dr Orovu Sepoe, Pacific Research Fellow, 2011-12
The Pacific Research Fellowship has given me the opportunity to conduct research and publish articles in peer reviewed journals. The fellowship also allowed me to conduct leadership training workshops for Temotu Provincial Government in Solomon Islands. Dr Jack Maebuta, Pacific Research Fellow, 2012
See the following page for past Pacific research fellows.
Depending on funding availability, Pacific Research Fellowships are offered every one to two years for one to two researchers. Please subscribe to our email list or check our webpage for updates.